Timothy S. Carey, Former
President & CEO of Battery Park City Authority, Named N.Y. Power
Authority Chief Operating Officer
September 23, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—New York
Power Authority (NYPA) President & Chief Executive Officer Eugene W.
Zeltmann Friday announced the appointment of Timothy S. Carey, former
head of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), as NYPA chief operating
officer (COO) to oversee the daily functions of the statewide public
power utility, which provides up to one-quarter of New York State’s
leadership positions that Tim Carey has held during his many years in
public service, including President & CEO of the Battery Park City
Authority, as well as his extensive knowledge of NYPA’s operations and
New York State’s energy picture, make him uniquely qualified for this
new challenge,” said Zeltmann, NYPA’s president and chief executive
officer (CEO). “As a member of the Power Authority board over the last
five years, Tim has a deep appreciation of the value our organization
brings for electricity-service reliability, economic development, clean
air, and energy diversity. I look forward to working closely with Tim
over the next several months in anticipation of my retirement in early
2006. I also want to thank Governor Pataki for the tremendous
opportunity to serve this state on energy issues over the past 10
“The Power Authority’s
effort to achieve Governor Pataki’s goal of reducing our dependency on
foreign oil by investing in clean, sustainable technologies is something
I have been proud to be a part of as a NYPA board member,” said Carey.
“During this time of high oil and natural gas prices, which have
widespread impacts on the nation’s economy, I look forward to taking on
additional responsibilities as NYPA’s chief operating officer to help
underscore the importance of clear, forward-thinking energy policies
that also benefit the environment.”
On Sept. 12, Carey
stepped down as president and CEO of BPCA after six years of service.
During his tenure, Carey was responsible for BPCA’s adoption of
“Residential and Commercial Environmental Guidelines,” which mandate
that all future development in Battery Park City reduce energy and water
consumption, incorporate recycled materials in construction as well as
recycle construction waste and enhance indoor air quality. The Solaire
in Battery Park City was the nation’s first sustainable residential
high-rise built under these guidelines. When Battery Park City is
complete, it will contain 4.5 million square-feet of sustainable
Carey was also
responsible for working to recover
Park City following the September 11, 2001, attack on the
located right across the street.
Before joining the BPCA,
Carey served as chairman and executive director of the New York State
Consumer Protection Board and as director of Legislative and
Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Pataki. He began his public
service in 1984, when he was elected to the first of five consecutive
terms on the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Carey currently serves
as chairman of the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees.
He also served as a
board member for the New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority, a public-benefit corporation that encourages innovative
technologies for solutions to energy and environmental issues, and as a
trustee for the New York Power Authority. Last week, Carey resigned from
both these positions.
During Carey’s time on
the NYPA board, the Power Authority placed in service six small clean
power plants in New York City and one on Long Island to ensure reliable
electricity service for peak summer demand periods; relicensed the St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Project, a large hydroelectric project in
Northern New York, and moved forward with the relicensing of the Niagara
Power Project near Niagara Falls; completed an advanced
transmission-control device near Utica that provides a major boost to
the state’s electric power system; continued to provide lower-cost power
to support more than 400,000 jobs around the state; proceeded with
energy-efficiency programs that have lowered the annual utility bills of
over 2,200 public facilities across the state by $90 million; and made
major investments in alternative energy technologies such as fuel cells,
solar power and electric-drive vehicles.
The New York Power
Authority is the nation’s largest nonfederal public power utility, with
17 generating plants in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines. NYPA uses no tax money or credit
in its operations. The Power Authority finances operations through the
sale of bonds and earns revenue from proceeds of its operations, which
is in large part, the sale of electricity.
Biography of Timothy S. Carey
A photo is available by email.